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Pragmatic Workbench Success Story from MetaBank

Posted May 05, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

MetaBank needed a platform that allowed their Meta Payment Systems Division (MPS) to have better control around their data importation process.

eLearning is the Way of the Future - Infographic

Posted May 05, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Investing in training for you and your business is extremely important to stay current in an ever-changing technological world. And investing in training can be a big decision. You may ask: What’s the best platform for training? How do I know my investment is helping me, my employees and my business?

Power BI and Data Security - Data Classification

Posted May 05, 2017 by Steve Hughes

As more enterprises adopt Power BI into their BI environment, questions still remain about data security. In his last webinar, our Business Intelligence Architect, Steve Hughes, discussed data security and compliance within the Power BI platform, including data classification, privacy levels and other settings that help manage security.

Expanding on his widespread knowledge of the topic, Steve has written a series of blog posts to answer specific questions about the service. His series will cover the following topics: privacy levels, on-premises data gateway, sharing data, as well as compliance and encryption.

Power BI Custom Visuals - SandDance

Posted May 04, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the SandDance Power BI Custom Visual.  SandDance is an incredibly interactive visual that allows you to create insights to view your data in multiple ways and with animations.

Use Pragmatic Works to Avoid Staffing Traps

Posted May 03, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

We get it, you’re trying to move forward with transformative initiatives for 2017, but you’re not sure your team has the skills to drive your business plans. One of the top concerns of CIOs going into 2017 is the gap between where their team’s skills are and where they want them to be.

Introducing Our New Course - Building BI with Pivot Tables

Posted May 02, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

If you’re an Excel user that’s interested in Pivot Tables and working with data, then this course is for you!

In this in-depth course, you will go deep into Excel capabilities and focus on what is possible with Pivot Tables.

Power BI and Data Security - On-Premises Data Gateway

Posted Apr 28, 2017 by Steve Hughes

As more enterprises adopt Power BI into their BI environment, questions still remain about data security. In his last webinar, our Business Intelligence Architect Steve Hughes discussed data security and compliance within the Power BI platform including data classification, privacy levels and other settings that help manage security.

Expanding on his widespread knowledge of the topic, Steve has written a series of blog posts to answer specific questions about the service. His series will cover the following topics: privacy levels, data classification, sharing data, as well as compliance and encryption.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Time Brush

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Time Brush Power BI Custom Visual. The Time Brush gives you the ability to both filter your report and see a graphics representation of your data at the same time. The name Time Brush comes from the behavior used when you select the values you'd like to filter.

Successful Enterprise BI Migration

Posted Apr 26, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Would you like to explore the opportunities that Enterprise BI Migration might mean for your business? Does your business plan involve migration, but you’re not sure how to do it successfully? If platform migration is an initiative for your business, Pragmatic Works has everything you need to be successful. Pragmatic Works has an exceptional reputation in BI and analytics and has helped many of our over 7,000 customers make a successful move.

Advanced DAX

Posted Apr 25, 2017 by Mitchell Pearson

The DAX language was designed specifically so that users could quickly learn the basics and immediately improve the analytical capabilities of their data models. But then what? The DAX language can be difficult to understand once you've mastered the basics and move on to more complex calculations. In last week's webinar, our Business Intelligence Consultant Mitchell Pearson discussed the building blocks necessary for building more complex calculations in DAX.


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